Accessory trial provides grisly look at triple homicide

Kirsten Bomberry, 36, of Six Nations has been charged with three counts of accessory after the fact in connection with a triple murder outside of London, Ont., in November 2018. jpg, BR

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LONDON Shocking details emerged in court Friday about the slayings of three Six Nations residents found dead in the back of a pickup truck southwest of London last fall.

Superior Court Justice Peter Hockin was told at the trial of Kirsten Bomberry, 36, of Six Nations, that the two men and one woman were found dead in the pickup truck’s bed on Bodkin Road, just outside Oneida Nation of the Thames, near London, and were killed days earlier at Bomberry’s home on Six Nations.

Bomberry has pleaded not guilty to three counts of accessory after the fact to murder. And the question facing Hockin is: Why did Bomberry conceal evidence?

In March, police announced three Six Nations residents – two men and a woman – had been charged with murder.

On Friday, court was told in a synopsis by Middlesex County Crown attorney Joe Perfetto that the bodies were discovered by hunters on Nov. 4, 2018, just after 10 a.m. They were tied up with cords and ties, wrapped in blankets and covered with a tent canvas. Police and emergency crews were called to the scene and a coroner pronounced all three dead.

Perfetto told Hockin that Melissa Trudi Miller, 37, who was seven months pregnant at the time of her death, had been cut in the neck and stabbed in the chest. Michael Shane Jamieson, 32, was shot in the chest. Alan Grant Porter, 33, died of multiple stab wounds to the face and neck.

A witness told police that Bomberry told her details about the deaths, including that they happened at Bomberry’s house at the end of October 2018. The police believe it was the night of Oct. 29 and into Oct. 30.

The bodies, the witness said, had been wrapped in blankets found at Bomberry’s house and several people helped load them into the back of the truck.

Bomberry had a single-shot shotgun and a knife in a gym bag inside the truck of her vehicle. She had the witness retrieve them and put them by a fire pit to be buried on Bomberry’s property. The weapons were wrapped in a blanket, the witness told police.

Later, the witness told police that Bomberry had re-buried the weapons off a highway. A police search turned up both the gun and the knife where the witness said they would be found.

Perfetto said the witness told police that in the days after the homicides that she returned to Bomberry’s home. The flooring had been ripped out and “everything was gone from the living room.”

The table, bed, couch and chair had been removed. There was a constant fire in the two fire pits on the property, which included a mobile home, a trailer and an abandoned house.

Police searched the property and found parts of clothing and furniture in the pits. There was “a blood-like substance found.”

Perfetto told the court there were a lot of cleaning products on the property.

Bomberry was arrested on Nov. 23, 2018. She told police that Miller, Porter and Jamieson had been at her house, but denied being part of the homicides.

“She claimed she last saw them walking down her driveway after asking them to leave the property,” Perfetto said.

Later, she told police she buried the knife and the shotgun.

The trial continues with arguments on Tuesday.

Three people are in custody facing murder charges. Nicholas Shipman, 36, faces three counts of second-degree murder; Thomas Bomberry, 30, faces two counts of second-degree murder; and Jamie Beaver, 32, faces one count of second-degree murder.

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